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The Witch of the West Is Dead (2008)
"Nishi no majo ga shinda" (original title)

 -  Drama | Family  -  21 June 2008 (Japan)
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Mai (Mayu Takahashi), a junior high school student, refuses to go to school. Her parents are living apart, so her distressed but sympathetic mother sends her to stay with her grandmother in... See full summary »

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Mai (Mayu Takahashi), a junior high school student, refuses to go to school. Her parents are living apart, so her distressed but sympathetic mother sends her to stay with her grandmother in the country for awhile. What a change it turns out to be. Her grandmother gives Mai training as a witch (she calls herself "The Witch of the West") and also teaches Mai important values on life itself. Written by luraz isketambola

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A troubled fourteen year old girl is sent to her European grandmother, who lives in the Tokyo countryside, for old fashioned discipline.
9 October 2008 | by (Parker is a presence and a star.) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle, dreamlike story for preteen girls and their moms. The details are rich, and truthful. There is a sequence about jelly making that might at first seem dull, but in its specificity, it becomes engaging and poetic.The cinematography is beautiful. The pace is necessarily slow. In the end,though, it is Sachi Parker, a presence and a star, who elevates the film to a higher level. A young woman, Parker transforms herself into a sixty five year old, dowdy matron. There is not a moment where we do not see the character's age and experience. It is an Oscar worthy performance befitting a member of one of Hollywood's royal families.


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